5 Activities For A Relaxing Weekend Holiday in Amsterdam

A Relaxing Weekend5 Activities For A Relaxing Weekend Holiday in Amsterdam

Are you visiting Amsterdam for a weekend getaway? If you’re looking to spend your time in Amsterdam peacefully, to take away the stress of your work life then you’ll be glad to know that Amsterdam has a lot to offer. Here are 5 activities for a relaxing weekend holiday in Amsterdam:

Explore The Museums
Amsterdam has a world-class art museum named Rijksmuseum. It recently reopened its doors in April 2013 after being in restoration for 10 years. The museum has a vast collection of artefacts and artwork, spanning from the 15th century to the present day. Most notable pieces include Vermeer’s Kitchen Maid and Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. 

Other museums to visit include the Amsterdam museum, Van Gogh Museum, Museum ons Lieve Heer op Solder (Our lord in the attic), and the Joods Historisch Museum.

Cruise The Canal Belt
Take a relaxing cruise through the 165 canals of Amsterdam and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. A boat cruise is one of the best ways to discover the city’s main attractions, as there is something magical about viewing the sights from the perspective of a boat cruise. 

Boat cruises that travel around the UNESCO-protected canal ring typically take one hour, and you’ll learn many interesting things about the city of Amsterdam along the way. There are many types of tours available, from romantic cruises to kid-friendly tours. Some well-known tour operators include Blue Boat, Canal, Rederij Kooij, and Holland International. 

Visit A Spa
What better way to spend a relaxing weekend is there than to visiting a spa? Pamper yourself with a massage, use the facilities of the sauna and jacuzzi, or even get a Turkish bath. Take all your worries away and let the therapist make you feel like a new person. A recommended spa to visit in Amsterdam is Spa Du Sahara. 

Enjoy The Cafe Culture
Amsterdam has an abundant amount of cafes and restaurants throughout the smaller canals. Just take a seat, sip your coffee and watch the world go by. It’s a great way to unwind. Some popular cafes in Amsterdam include Cafe ‘t Smalle, Hoppe, Cafe Americain, Cafe Dante, and Cafe de Jaren. 

Rent A Bike and Leisurely Cycle Around
Bicycles are a common way for Dutch people to get around Amsterdam. Cycling doesn’t have to tiresome, just cycle around at a leisurely pace and explore the canal side streets. You can even take a guided tour to show you around. 

Now that you have some great ideas for a relaxing weekend in Amsterdam, have you booked your accommodation yet? If you’re looking for a good place to stay in Amsterdam for your relaxing holiday, consider booking Hostel Annemarie